Please join us for this year's abbreviated, virtual, and FREE conference hosted by the CalCOFI partners. The conference will span two days and consist of:
- Important updates on the CalCOFI program
- An overview of the State of the California Current
- Panels on Climate-Ready Fisheries & Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
- Discussion groups on topics identified by the CalCOFI community
Registration is free this year to facilitate broad participation. Please register by November 20th, 2020 and share widely with others who may be interested in attending.
2020 CONFERENCE THEME
Understanding unprecedented changes in California’s marine and coastal environment
California's economy depends on the sustainable use of marine resources, especially in the context of a changing climate. California's ocean ecosystems are experiencing unprecedented changes including marine heat waves, harmful algal blooms, and shifting distributions of marine species which have profound impacts on fisheries and other marine resources and the coastal communities that rely on them. As such, understanding, predicting, and forecasting these changes in California's marine and coastal environment is vital to ensure that we are able to effectively respond to changing ocean conditions.
The CalCOFI Virtual Conference 2020 will provide a timely opportunity to share information on the current state and recent changes to the California Current marine ecosystem and to continue to build a community of researchers and practitioners working toward holistically understanding, mitigating, and addressing coastal and marine resource issues along the West Coast.